Colin McEnroe Show: The Hardcore Side Of Christian Rock
This isn't stereotypical praise music.
Even if you think you have absolutely no relationship to Christian metal, you might have to think again, especially if you were a faithful watcher of "Friday Night Lights." Remember Landry's band Crucifictorius, which was almost called Stigmatalingus? That was a Christian speed metal band.
Almost every rock genre has a Christian counterpart. There is Christian ska and Christian reggae and Christian punk. But Christian metal -- also known as white metal -- seems especially big, which is counterintuitive, because metal music seems, to us outsiders, to be inherently dark and rejecting of pretty much everything.
We grew very interested in the rougher side of Christian rock -- both metal and hardcore -- especially when we figured out there was plenty of it being performed here in Connecticut. And then we heard from people who REALLY didn't want us to do this show because they're turned off by both words in Christian metal.